Professor Richard Sorabji 


Principal articles

1. ‘Function’, Philosophical Quarterly. 1964.

2. ‘Aristotle and Oxford Philosophy’, American Philosophical Quarterly 1969.

3. ‘Aristotle, mathematics and colour’, Classical Quarterly, n.s. 22, 1972, 293-308, reprinted in Fiona Macpherson, ed., The Senses, Oxford University Press 2011, pp. 64-82.

4. ‘Aristotle on demarcating the five senses’, Philosophical Review 1971.

5. ‘Aristotle on the role of intellect in virtue’ Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 1973-4, reprinted in A. Rorty, ed., Essays on Aristotle’s Ethics.

6. ‘Body and soul in Aristotle’, Philosophy 1974, reprinted in Michael Durrant, ed., Aristotle’s de Anima in Focus 1993.

7. ‘Aristotle on the instant of change’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society supp.vol., 1980.

8. ‘Causation, laws and necessity’, in M.Schofield, M.Burnyeat, J.Barnes,eds, Doubt and Dogmatism, Oxford 1980.

9. ‘Definitions: why necessary and in what way?’, in E.Berti, ed., Aristotle on Science: the Posterior Analytics, Padua 1981.

10. ‘Aristotle’s attack on the idea that whatever happens has a cause’, in Proceedings of the World Congress on Aristotle (held in Thessaloniki, 1978), Summary only, so far as I can discover.

11. ‘Atoms and time-atoms’, in N.Kretzmann, ed., Infinity and Continuity in Ancient and Medieval Thought, Ithaca, N.Y., 1982.

12. ‘Myths about non-propositional thought’, in M.Schofield and M.Nussbaum, eds Language and  Logos, Cambridge 1982.

13. ‘Infinity and the creation’ inaugural lecture, King’s College London, 1982.

14. ‘Is time real?  Responses to an unageing paradox’, Proceedings of the British    Academy 1982.

15. ‘I concetti di spazio e tempo nell’antichità  e nel pensiero antico cristiano’, delivered in Padua 1983, and  published in Bolletino del Centro internazionale A. Beltrame di storia dello spazio e del tempo 2, 1984  19-25.

16. ‘Analyses of matter, ancient and modern’, Presidential Address, Proceedings of  the  Aristotelian Society 1985-6.

17. ‘John Philoponus’ in Philoponus and the Rejection of Aristotelian Science, 1986, as above.         

18. ‘John Philoponus’, in Theologische Realenzyklopädie, 1988.

19. ‘Theophrastus’ doubts on place and natural place’ Rutgers University
       Studies in Classical Humanities
3, 1988, 139-166.

20. ‘Simplicius: prime matter as extension’, in  I.Hadot, ed., Simplicius: sa vie, son oeuvre, sa survie,  Berlin 1987.

21. ‘Proclus and his predecessors on place and the interpenetration of bodies’, in J. Pépin and H.D. Saffrey (eds) Proclus: lecteur et interprete des anciens, Paris 1987.            

22. ‘Closed space and closed time’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 4,1986.

23. ‘Infinite power impressed: the transformation of Aristotle’s physics and theology’, in John Henry and Sarah Hutton eds, New Perspectives in Renaissance Thought:  Essays in Memory of Charles B. Schmitt, London 1990.

24. ‘The Greek origins of the idea of chemical mixture: can two bodies be in the same place?’, in  Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 4, 1988.

25. ‘State power: Aristotle and 4th century Philosophy’, comments on Jonathan Barnes in Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium Aristotelicum, 1990.

26. ‘The ancient commentators on Aristotle’, in Aristotle Transformed, as above, 1990.

27. ‘Intentionality and physiological processes: Aristotle’s theory of sense perception’, in M.Nussbaum and A.Rorty (eds), Essays on Aristotle’s de Anima, Oxford 1992.

28. ‘From Aristotle to Brentano: the development of the concept of intentionality’, in Aristotle and the Later Tradition, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy supp vol. 1991.

29. ‘Perceptual content in the Stoics’, Phronesis 1990, to be reprinted by T.Irwin, ed., in collected articles on Ancient Philosophy.

30. ‘Des droits des animaux: dans la pensée antique’ in ALLIAGE, Revue Trimestrielle, no. 7-8, L’Animal, L’Homme, Nice 1991.

31. ‘Animal minds’, Southern Journal of Philosophy 1993.

32. ‘Rationality’ in M.Frede, G.Striker, eds., Rationality Festschrift for Gunther Patzig, Oxford University Press, 1996.

33. ‘Why was Theophrastus an important philosopher?’ Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities, 8, 1998, Theophrastus, Reappraising the Sources.

34. ‘Chrysippus, Posidonius, Seneca: a high-level debate on emotion’, in Troels Engberg Petersen and Juha Sihvola, eds, The Passions in Hellenistic Philosophy, Kluwer, Dordrecht 1997.

35. ‘The ancient Greek origins of the western debate on animals’, Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 1996.

36. ‘Is Stoic philosophy helpful as psychotherapy?’ with reply by Bernard Williams, in my (ed.) Aristotle and After, Bulletin of Institute of Classical Studies, Suppl. 68, 1997.

37. ‘Stoics on emotion and peace of mind’, Radhakrishnan Memorial lecture, translated into Hindi by Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla.

38. ‘Esprits d’animaux’, in Barbara Cassin, Jean-Lois Labarrière, eds, L’animal dans l’antiquité, Paris 1997.

39. ‘Soul and self in Ancient Greek Philosophy’ in James Crabbe, ed., From Soul to Self, Routledge, London 1999.

40. ‘Therapy of desire’, Discussion of Martha Nussbaum in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 1999.

41. ‘Aspasius on emotion’ in Antonina Alberti and Robert W. Sharples, eds, Aspasius: The Earliest Extant Commentary on Aristotle’s Ethics, Berlin 1999.

 42. ‘Is the true self an individual in the Platonist tradition?’ in O. Goulet-Caze, Le Commentaire entre tradition et innovation, CNRS, Paris 2000.

43. ‘Why the Neoplatonists did not have intentional objects of intellection’, in Dominik Perler, ed., Intentionality 2001.

44. ‘Aristotle on sensory processes’ in Dominik Perler, ed., Intentionality 2001.

45. ‘Mind-body relations in the wake of the Timaeus’ in Gretchen Reydams-Schils, ed., The tradition of Plato’s Timaeus, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Illinois 2003.

46. ‘Latitude of forms in ancient philosophy’ in C. Luethy, C. Leijenhorst, eds, The Tradition of Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics, 2002.

47. ‘Zeno of Citium on emotions’ in Dory Scaltsas, ed. Zeno of Citium, Municipality of Larnaca, Cyprus,  2003, distributed by Institute of Classical Studies, London.

 48. ‘Philosophy of mind: Aristotle’s contribution in relation to other schools’, in Thomas Buchheim, Helmut Flashar, eds Kann man heute noch etwas anfangen mit Aristoteles? , 2002.

49. 'The concept of the will from Plato to Maximus the Confessor’, in Tom Pink,   Martin Stone, eds, The Will, Athlone Press, London 2003.

50. ‘Sordid deals and divine names in Ammonius’ Alexandria’, in Andrew Smith, ed., Neoplatonism and Society, University of Wales Press 2005.

 51. ‘Stoic first movements in Christianity’, in Steven Strange and Jack Zupko, eds, Stoicism: Traditions and Transformations, Cambridge University Press, 2004.

52. 'Aristotle on colour, light and imperceptibles' in Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 47, 2004.

53. 'Aristotle's perceptual functions permeated by Platonist reason', in Caroline Macé and Gerd van Riel, eds,  Platonic Ideas and Concept Formation in Ancient and Medieval Thought, Leuven 2004.

54. Introduction to the 2nd edition of Aristotle on Memory (especially on mental images).

55. 'Just war in the Conquistadors debate: ancient origins and modern relevance', in The Ethics of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions, ed. Richard Sorabji and David Rodin

56. 'The transformation of Plato and Aristotle', in Harold Tarrant, Dirk Baltzly, eds, Plato's Ancient Readers, Duckworth London 2006.

57. 'Universals transformed: the first thousand years after Plato', in Peter Strawson and Arindam Chakrabarti, eds, Universals, concepts and qualities, Ashgate 2006.

58. ‘Porphyry on self-awareness, true self and individual’ in George Karamanolis, Anne Sheppard, eds, Porphyry, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, supp. Vol.98, 2006.

59. ‘Self-awareness’, in Mary Margaret McCabe and Mark Textor (eds.), Perspectives on Perception, Ontos, New Brunswick, 2007.

60. ‘Epictetus on proairesis and the self’, in Dory Scaltsas, ed., Epictetus, Oxford 2008.

61. ‘Ideas leap barriers: the value of historical studies in philosophy’, in Dominic Scott, ed., Maieusis: Studies in Greek Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat, Oxford University Press 2008

62. 'Ancient development of the concept of self and its varieties', for Pauliina Remes, Juha Sihvola, eds, Philosophy of the Self in Antiquity,  Springer Verlag, Netherlands 2008.

63. ‘Self and Morality: cross-cultural perspectives’, D. Singhvi Memorial Lecture, Delhi (2 versions): India International Centre Quarterly 34, 2007, pp. 52-64; Giuseppe Cambiano ed., Antiquorum Philosophia, 2, 2009, 13-24

64.‘Emotions and the Psychotherapy of the Ancients', in Philosophical Psychology: Psychology, Emotion, and Freedom, Arlington, VA: The Institute for the Psychological Sciences Press, 2009.

65.‘The ancient commentators on concept formation’, in Frans de Haas,  Interpretations of Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics, Leiden, 2011, repr. with changes in David Charles, ed., Definition in Aristotle, Oxford University Press, 2010.

66. ‘Waiting for Philoponus’, in Charles Burnett, R.E. Hansberger, Afifi.al-akiti, eds, Medieval Arabic Thought. A Collection of Essays in Honour of Fritz Zimmermann, Warburg Studies and Texts, Warburg Institute, London 2011.

67. ‘Meaning: ancient comments on five lines of Aristotle’, in Christopher Shields, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle, Oxford University Press, 2011.

68. ‘Graeco-Roman origins of the idea of moral conscience’, Studia Patristica, vol. 44, 2010.

69. ‘Moral conscience: contributions to the idea in Plato and Platonism’, in Vassilis Karasmanis, Eliza Tutellier, eds, Presocratics and Plato: A Festschrift in honour of Charles Kahn, Parmenides Publishing, Las Vegas, forthcoming 2011.

 70. The classrooms and their excavation’, in 2nd edition of  Richard Sorabji, ed.,  Philoponus and the Rejection of Aristotelian Science, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, vol. 103, 2010.

71.‘New findings on Philoponus’ thought’, in 2nd edition of  Richard Sorabji, ed.,  Philoponus and the Rejection of Aristotelian Science, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, vol. 103, 2010.

 72. Introduction to the period 100BC to 200AD’, in Richard Sorabji, Bob Sharples, eds, \Greek and Roman Philosophy, 100 BC to 200 AD, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, suppl. , 2 vols, 2007

73. ‘What is new on emotion in Stoicism after 100 BC?’, in Richard Sorabji, Bob Sharples, eds, \Greek and Roman Philosophy, 100 BC to 200 AD, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, suppl. , 2 vols, 2007.

74. ‘What is new on the Self in Stoicism after 100 BC?’, in Richard Sorabji, Bob Sharples, eds, \Greek and Roman Philosophy, 100 BC to 200 AD, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, suppl. , 2 vols, 2007.

75. ‘Time, place and extracosmic space: Peripatetics in the first century BC and a Stoic opponent’, in Richard Sorabji, Bob Sharples, eds, \Greek and Roman Philosophy, 100 BC to 200 AD, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, suppl. , 2 vols, 2007.

76. ‘Peripatetics on emotion after 100 BC’, in Richard Sorabji, Bob Sharples, eds, \Greek and Roman Philosophy, 100 BC to 200 AD, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, suppl. , 2 vols, 2007.

77. ‘Adrastus: Modifications to Aristotle’s physics of the heavens by Aristotelians and others, 100BC to 200AD’, in Richard Sorabji, Bob Sharples, eds, \Greek and Roman Philosophy, 100 BC to 200 AD, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, suppl. , 2 vols, 2007.

Forthcoming

‘Gandhi and the Stoics: Squaring emotional detachment with universal love and political objectives’, Philosophy as Samvada and Svaraja, ed. Shail Mayaram et al.



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